Driving digital transformation with the cloud

Maybe you’re old enough to remember the dot-com boom when big companies, green with startup envy, wrapped themselves in webbyness as they watched, say, Webvan receive a valuation of $4.8 billion.

Something similar is happening now with digital transformation, as a fresh wave of high-flying digital natives such as Lyft, Snap, Spotify, and dozens of others crank up corporate fears of missing out. And in many cases, enterprises are emulating those startups’ decision to build on the public cloud.

Last week, I interviewed Google Cloud Platform Vice President Brian Stevens, who highlighted the degree to which dreams of cloud transformation have inspired the C-suite: “The CEO, in many cases, is driving cloud strategy.”

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